Indigo Mountian

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Indigo Mountain  P.O. Box 208 Lake George, CO 80827


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Where do the animals come from?

Indigo Mountain provides a permanent home for animals in need, regardless of their backgrounds.  By far the largest group of animals has been taken in from Humane Societies, Animal Shelters and Animal Control situations.  Slightly over 44% of our intakes over the last 14 years have come from impound situations, owner relinquishment to shelters, inability to pass the shelter behavioral evaluations and running at large.  Surrenders from private owners make up 33% of the animals we have taken in.  Many of  these animals were the victims of life changes such as divorce, moves or babies entering the picture.  Others had behavioral issues that the owners couldn't rise above or just didn't want to try.   Another 22% of the animals have come from sanctuaries that were closing down or private rescuers who got in over their head.  Roadside Zoos and Animal Entertainment companies make up just under 1% of the Indigo Mountain animals.